What types of information are not subject to the EAR?

Publicly available information: generally accessible to the interested public in any form. 

• Fundamental research: basic and applied research in science and engineering where the resulting information is ordinarily published and shared broadly within the scientific community. 

• Educational information: released by instruction in catalog courses and associated teaching laboratories of academic institutions. 

• Patent applications: information contained in a patent application prepared wholly from foreign origin technical data where the application is sent to a foreign inventor to be executed and returned to the U.S. for subsequent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.